got some updates today.
The car was sent back to the shop on Sunday to be kept this week to get the few last bugs worked out.
there was a short in the system that allowed the windows to work with the interior buttons. so the dash was pulled and within a few minutes the short was found and all was fixed. this also cured the reverse lights not working syndrome i was having.
the radio now works when the headlights are off (cabrio had it wired to the DRL wire which was odd).
All of the speakers work and operate correctly now.
the door cards are attached with brand new hardware from the dealership.
new strut mounts are being installed tomorrow, and the new SMOKED turns/fogs are being installed tomorrow too to match the headlights better.
I am getting a few newer interior bits in the mail next week. these will fix my busted up center console, missing door speaker grills, and two pieces for the lower rear where the carpet meets the rear side panels.
then it will be ready for the guy from Eurotuner to fly in next Friday to do a photo shoot for the car.